AkelPad v4.9.8

billon on 28 Oct 2016
  • 554KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 18 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by Fluffy

AkelPad is a plain text editor focused on speed and a small size. The program includes unicode support, available single-document and tabbed interfaces, unlimited file size, and multi-level undo, etc.
Support plugins.

Alternatively, AkelPad Portable portablizes recent files and search history and has both the 32- and 64-bit versions together and chooses the right one. X-AkelPad is also available.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. If you set Recent Files and Search History to 0 as these are stored in the registry.
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of drive-less absolute path (eg. \docs\personal\work.doc without the drive letter)
License: BSD
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. In AkelPad.exe folder, use a Unicode-aware editor to create AkelPad.ini the following four lines:


  3. Save AkelPad.ini as a Unicode-encoded file
  4. Launch AkelPad.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Notepad++, EditPad Lite
What's new? Added:
  • Flag 128 in the manual parameter "PaintOptions" - unit of vertical scrolling is line (default is pixel).
  • Optional parameter for commands 4103,4106:
    1 - force to use last directory.

42 comments on AkelPad  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Wolfghost 2015-06-04 12:10

@__philippe tx updated


__philippe 2015-06-04 09:04

Akelpad v4.9.4 released 03-JUN-2015 :

Scores of plugins updated likewise :


__philippe 2013-12-08 13:07

Akelpad v 4.8.6 released.


__philippe 2013-11-02 13:38

Revised main entry "How to extract" instructions to reflect above findings.



__philippe 2013-11-01 11:15

AkelPad will stubbornly create umpteens "HKCU\Software\Akelsoft\AkelPad\Options"
registry entries on 1st run, whether or not the "Save settings to INI file" option is initially selected.

JohnTHaller and Ruby provided great tips to circumvent this annoying "feature" on 1st run:

(Pre-requisite: Make sure your editor supports file saving in UNICODE format.)

1. Unzip AkelPad-4.8.5-bin-eng.zip in directory of choice.
2. Create an "akelpad.ini" file with the following four lines
3. Save akelpad.ini as a UNICODE strings file
4. Launch AkelPad.exe
5. Run happily ever after.

See AkelPad discussion by Midas et al in



Cattleya 2013-07-14 15:24

Tried AkelPad, very small and with plugin make it become the best Notepad software ever!

Problem is it is not save Recent Files to ini file or something like, it save Recent Files to registry, hope developer will add a option to save recent files on ini file in the future, this will make AkelPad perfect!


lautrepay 2012-05-08 04:52

I suppose every user of this great text editor already know about that, but it is noteworthy that Akelpad supports 19 languages apart from english. Just download the installer and extract your preferred one to AkelFiles>Langs folder.


Akelpad User 2011-03-25 15:09

More or less (contributions jmv and yrrah):


There is a lot of room for improvements though.


FrankelPad 2011-03-17 14:33

Any understandable instructions for installing the spell check (portable!)?


freakazoid 2011-02-27 22:25

Yeah, I've noticed that the recent versions of AkelPad occasionally freeze up, which isn't great! :(


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